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Children's Workshops at Garvies Point this Summer

Workshops will take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August.

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There will be a series of children’s workshops at Garvies Point this summer. The workshops will feature hands-on activities for children ages 5-10. They will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August.

There will be four themes for the workshops. Nature I is for kids ages 5-10 and will focus on pond study, flowers, weeds and exploring the woods. Geology is for kids ages 8-10 and will be on rocks, minerals, fossils and studying erosion and Long Island formations. Nature II is for ages 5-10 and will teach kids about beach ecology, birding and investigating butterflies and other bugs. The Native American workshop will study the culture, tools, artifacts and legends of Native Americans, and will be for ages 5-10.

Here is the schedule, provided by Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano:

July 8th, 9th, and 10th:

    Native American (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Geology (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

July 15th, 16th, and 17th:

    Nature II (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Nature I (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th:

    Nature I (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Nature II (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

July 29th, 30th, and 31st:

    Native American (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Nature I (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

August 5th, 6th, and 7th:

    Nature II (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

    Geology (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

August 12th, 13th, and 14th:

    Geology (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Native American (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

August 19th, 20th, and 21st:

    Nature I (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Nature II (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Children must be registered and pre-paid for the workshops. The fee is $100 per child per three half-day workshop. Checks can be made out to Friends of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, the registration fee is non-refundable. Visit the Garvies Point Museum and Preserve website for a registration flyer, or call (516) 571-8010/11 for more information. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

[Source: Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano]